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Come to the Museum’s Science Cafés for engaging conversation about a variety of science topics. A comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for lively discussions.


Ice Age and Pre-human Bird Diversity in the New World, with Jessica A. Oswald, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher in Ornithology, Florida Museum of Natural History


During Earth’s last glacial interval and before humans colonized Caribbean islands, bird diversity was much higher in the New World (North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands). Learn about bird species lost across the past 15,000 years and why these species went extinct.


Participants purchase their own food and beverage from a special Science Café menu. Seating and food/beverage ordering begin at 6 p.m. Please note that seating is on a first-come basis (except when wheelchair access is requested in advance).

As space is limited for these FREE programs, PLEASE RSVP via Eventbrite. (Registration starts Feb. 19, 2018) Reservations open three weeks before the event.

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Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu


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